More Chaos As Usual
This Associated Press report does not inspire confidence, on multiple fronts…
Rhode Island’s government has fallen weeks behind on paying its bills, leaving hundreds of businesses and contractors in a financial lurch.
Officials in Gov. Don Carcieri’s administration say the state is at least five weeks late on many bills. It will need at least two months to catch up.
The state is facing a $151 million budget deficit for year ending in June, but Carcieri’s office says there’s still enough money. The problem is, his administration has reduced the number of clerks in an effort to cut costs.
It’s in the Projo too.